Aston Villa have sacked manager Steve Bruce after two years in charge.
Villa are 12th in the Championship but have only won one of their past nine league matches and drew 3-3 with bottom club Preston on Tuesday.
The 57-year-old had been under increasing pressure from Villa supporters, with one fan throwing a cabbage at him before Tuesday’s game.
He led the club to the Championship play-off final last season, which they lost to Fulham at Wembley.
Bruce is the first manager to lose his job in England’s second tier this season. Assistant boss Colin Calderwood has also left Villa Park, with under-23s manager Kevin MacDonald taking charge of Saturday’s game at Millwall.
“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Steve and his team for their hard work and commitment. We wish them well for the future,” a club statement said.
“The process of recruiting a new manager has begun.”
More to follow.
Source BBC News